Education: Dr. Flanagan received her Bachelor of Science at Texas A&M University, her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Washington University, and her Doctor of Science degree in Occupational Science at Towson University.
Years in Teaching: 5
Years as Practicing OT: 24
Specialty Practice Area: Pediatrics, Autism, Sensory Processing
Research Focus: Early identification of sensorimotor deficits in infants at risk for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders; Play behaviors in Infants at risk for autism; Early intervention for children with autism and other developmental disabilities; Sensory Processing and integration
Joanne Flanagan, ScD, OTR is an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy in the School of Health Professions. Prior to working at NSU, Dr. Flanagan was an Associate professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She worked at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the STAR Institute, and the National Institutes of Health, where she developed extensive clinical and research experience working with infants and young children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Her research interests are early identification of infants at risk for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders and early intervention for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Dr. Flanagan has published in peer-reviewed journals and presented in regional, national, and international conferences on her research.